Cascina Disa – Elio Sandri

Barbera D’Alba DOCG

“Clear, medium intensity, ruby color. Youthful nose with distinct feel of Monforte. Dark cherry, rose petals, forest floor, leather, cocoa powder and some balsamic spice. Medium-weight palate with piercing acidity and smooth tannins. Very good intensity with lots of tart black berries, moist soil and cocoa powder. A serious Barbera. Accessible, yet could develop further with some short-term aging.”

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Langhe DOC Nebbiolo

“ Light ethereal fruit profile. It combines great ripeness of the fruit with solid structure. Vibrant, sour cherry-like acidity. Great intensity to the flavors. The finish is lingering on the palate with a mouthwatering acidity. Dark cherries, rosehip, roses, earth, and new leather.”

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Barolo DOCG

(2011 Riserva) Dark and earthy with a lot of tertiary aromas. Cherries, rosehip, dried roses, balsamic, leather, menthol and damp soil. Deep and refined, not so much about the fruit. Impressively ripe tannins, proper grip and bite but not disturbing at all despite its youth. The acidity is there for aging as well so this wine will live and develop for a long time. Long finish with a distinct note of menthol that brings a wonderful freshness to the wine. Continues in a non-fruity way and finishes off with moist leaves, balsamic and figs. This is powerful stuff with depth and complexity. ”


2012  Elio Sandri  Barolo 

The 2012 Barolo del Comune di Monforte d’Alba shows the more virile side of Nebbiolo in its imposing personality. Dark cherry, chocolate, leather and licorice add to that initial impression. Ultimately, the 2012 comes across as a bit heavy and monolithic, its considerable charms notwithstanding.
— Antonio Galloni  90 Points. 

The Bigger Picture (Feb 2019) by Antonio Galloni
2012  Elio Sandri  Barolo Riserva Perno 
The 2012 Barolo Riserva Perno is the most elegant of the three 2012 Barolos I tasted. Soaring aromatics convey an impression of elegance and nuance that these wines don’t always show. Even so, there is plenty of the depth and power that are such signatures of these Barolos. Sweet tobacco, mint, spice, cedar and dried flowers are all laced throughout in this engaging, super-expressive Barolo from Elio Sandri.
— Antonio Galloni  94 Points.
The Bigger Picture (Feb 2019) by Antonio Galloni
2014  Elio Sandri  Barolo Perno Vigna Disa 
Elio Sandri’s 2014 Barolo Perno Vigna Disa is gorgeous. It is also the only wine Sandri bottled in 2014, so all of the best fruit is in this bottling. Dark cherry, leather, smoke, savory herbs, licorice and dried flowers give the 2014 much of its complexity and overall nuance. Readers should expect a powerful, savory Barolo with quite a bit of both nuance and character, but less in the way of primary fruit.
— Antonio Galloni  93 Points.
The Bigger Picture (Feb 2019) by Antonio Galloni

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